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27 90s Indie and Super Hero Comics Pt I - Peter Max Lawrence

10/30/2018
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Artist Peter Max Lawrence talks comic books and queer identity, as we get into the artists, writers, and characters that guided us through puberty in the 90s.

Duration:01:23:31

25 Play Pt I - Zach Kleyn

10/17/2018
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Artists @zachkleyn talks about early childhood development and how play types established between the ages of 2 and 5 years old affect our adult interactions. Using his post graduate degrees in art and psychology, Zach’s company @climbplaymountain helps adults relax and reintroduce creative play into their lives. We also talk about Julia Margaret Cameron’s practice, and her book The Artists Way, as we address some of the existential challenges artists face when they accept they have to make...

Duration:01:12:52

24 Screens and Their Conditions Pt II - Nathan Gulick

10/9/2018
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Artist Nathan Gulick and I continue our discussion, and get into how access to resolution is becoming indicative of social class. As Augmented Reality becomes more common, how will our subscription to services affect our perception of reality compared to those who use a different company for the same services? We also consider the size of the generational gap between Baby Boomers and Millenials in relation to exponential rate of technological evolution, and imagine a near future where...

Duration:01:11:03

23 Screens and Their Conditions Pt I - Nathan Gulick

10/2/2018
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Artist Nathan Gulick stops by to talk about the conditions inherent in the screens we interact with. We discuss how the history of photography is evolving now that imagry is consumed primarily through screens and more people than ever have access to cameras. also, so as not to drive you crazy, the photographers who's names I can't think of on this episode are Nikki S. Lee, and Roger Fenton. Corrections: 1. The picture of the nanny was taken by Robert Frank, not Gary Winnogrand.

Duration:02:17:02

22 Identity Politics Pt II - Josh Steichmann

9/25/2018
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Photographer Josh Steichmann and I look at the 2016 election as we continue to discuss the importance of Identity Politics, and why rational centrists are not the most compelling candidates.

Duration:01:23:22

21 Identity Politics Pt I - Josh Steichmann

9/18/2018
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Photographer Josh Steichmann breaks down Identity Politics.

Duration:01:16:43

20 Bodies and the Politics of Presence - Zoya Sardashti

9/11/2018
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Zoya Sardashti talks about Judith Butler’s writing on forming assembly, and shows us how dependent we are on the other when building our individual identities.

Duration:01:20:02

19 Immigration Law - Mark Prada

8/28/2018
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I talk to old friend, and immigration lawyer Mark Prada. We learn that the immigration court has no Judicial independence, and is not subject to checks and balances. “At any point Jeff sessions can snatch your case in front of him and change the law.”

Duration:01:04:16

18 Telematic Space - Jamie Hamilton

8/21/2018
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Artist Jamie Hamilton stops by to discuss his upcoming article for Vasari21 on Telematic Space. Jamie shows us how little we understand the structure of the internet and our relationship to agregatiors of content like Google and Facebook. In this episode we get new insights into topics we've covered on the show by talking about the technologies that influence our experience. To Jaimie the idea that humanity will become useless as artificial intellligence takes our place seems unlikely and...

Duration:01:50:01

17 Platonic Love - Gaea Woods

8/14/2018
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Gaea Woods, photographer, therapist, and host of Soulfriend Radio, gives us a break from the string of Scifi episodes to talk about friendship. We talk about how to make friends in Los Angeles, and how to maintian non-romantic intimate relationships. Is some one still your friend, if you haven't spoken in years? Gaea shows us how important these skills are, and that lonliness isn't necessarily a function of how many friends you have. We also continue to celebrate Maiden LA, which is a Los...

Duration:01:01:44

16 The Technological Singularity - Live from Cirrus Gallery - Molly Schulman, and Brice Bischoff

8/6/2018
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Artists Molly Schulman, Brice Bischoff, and I discuss the hypothesis that by 2045 exponential progress in bioengineering, nanotechnology, and robotics will lead to an Artificial Super Intelligence with the ability to self-replicate and evolve. Some versions of this future imagine robots the size of atoms boosting immune systems and cleaning the environment, while others predict a scenario in which the same robots attack the biosphere and destroy all life in a matter of days. Will humans...

Duration:01:12:25

13 Stream of Conciousness 2: Random Conversation is Not Interesting

5/8/2018
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On today’s episode, we read our first review, look into our futures, and fantasize about laying down a sick bunt.

Duration:01:57:49

12 Universal Basic Income, the Precariat, and the Philosopher Billionaire

5/1/2018
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On today's show Javi talks with special guest Sue Ellen Stone about UBI, and more.

Duration:01:33:05

11 Stream of consciousness 1: Unencumbered Toss

4/24/2018
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Seth and Javier have an unscripted chat about backpacks, fish in creeks, and needy appeals for fan fiction.

Duration:01:16:47

10 Forbidden Fruit

4/17/2018
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On today’s episode: We learn that @sethlower is an encyclopedia of fruit knowledge before diving deep into lesser known Forbidden Fruit myths. What other objects have Gods used to tempt mortals, and why does Seth say the word MacGuffin more times in this ep than you’ve heard it in your life? Check out episode 11 Forbidden Fruit to find out!

Duration:01:19:17

9 Isaiah Berlin’s Two Concepts of Liberty and Why Philosophy Matters

4/10/2018
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On today’s episode: We finally get to Isaiah Berlin’s Two Concepts of Liberty. What do supporters of gun and reproductive rights have in common? They both define freedom in the negative sense, a relatively new interpretation of liberty. We provide examples of both negative and positive freedom to show it’s not as simple as saying one is liberal and one is conservative. We also discuss why philosophy matters, and define the role of the moral philosopher in the context of value pluralism/moral...

Duration:01:31:56

8 Rebecca Solnit's Wanderlust: A History of Walking, Part II

4/3/2018
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On today’s episode we conclude our conversation on Rebecca Solnit's book Wanderlust: A History of Walking.

Duration:01:14:26